Updated: 05/24/2014 09:54 | By Agence France-Presse

Former Thai PM Yingluck 'detained by military'

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been detained by the military junta that seized power in a coup, a source in her Puea Thai party said on Saturday.


Former Thai PM Yingluck 'detained by military'

Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) receives a rose from supporters in a suburb of Bangkok on May 7, 2014 - by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

"It is confirmed that she was detained by the military since she reported to the junta yesterday," said the source, who was present when Yingluck answered a call by the junta to present herself to the army on Friday.

The kingdom's tough-talking army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha deposed the civilian government on Thursday, the latest twist in years of escalating political turmoil in a move that drew a chorus of international criticism.

Yingluck, who was removed from office in a controversial court ruling earlier this month, was among more than three dozen prominent figures from both sides of Thailand's political divide summoned by the junta.

She reported to a Bangkok army facility and had not been seen in public hours later.

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